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Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The family of a woman found not guilty by reason of insanity of assaulting a work colleague when she put a knife to her throat has promised a judge th(...)

Cynan Rees pleaded guilty earlier this month to three counts of possessing child pornography at his home on May 1st, 2014.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

An IT expert who denied knowing anything about child pornography but told gardaí he was into naturism has been jailed for 18 months for possessing mor(...)

US engineer Albert Santiago. His case was adjourned until November. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

An American engineer working for a US pharmaceutical company went beserk after mixing drink with prescription medicines and put people’s lives at risk(...)

Phil McCarthy told Cork Circuit Criminal court  her father Patrick McCarthy ‘thought he would take the easy way out and try and kill himself when allegations came to light’.

A young woman, who was sexually abused by her own father as a child, saved his life when she found him hanging himself in a shed, a court has heard. (...)

“Normally people grow out of bad behaviour. You need to smell the coffee,” the judge said to the offender.

It was entirely understandable how the public was becoming cynical about judges handing out suspended sentences given the frequency with which offende(...)

Social worker Jennifer O’Driscoll told gardaí it was very hurtful to be accused of taking money, Cork Circuit Court heard. Photograph: Google maps

A 47-year-old former social worker has walked free from court after a jury took less than 45 minutes to acquit her of nine counts of deception relatin(...)

A mother fought back the tears in court on Wednesday as she told how she still loved her son but could not bring herself to visit or write to him afte(...)

On March 20th, 2015, Shane Fitzgerald, then 23, was convicted at Tralee Circuit Criminal Court and jailed for five years for dangerous driving causing the death of Paud O’Leary.

A man has been acquitted of acting to impede the apprehension or prosecution of his son for dangerous driving causing the death of a man in a hit-and-(...)

The accused pleaded guilty to demanding €10,000 with menaces from his sister-in-law. File photograph: Getty Images

A 53-year-old man has written a letter of apology to his sister-in-law over a bizarre scheme where he demanded €10,000 from her after he sent her sexu(...)

Judge Sean Ó Donnabháin said that it was “inexcusable” that it was taking up to five years to have computer equipment examined by experts due to a lack of investment. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A judge has criticised the lack of investment in the main Garda unit involved in investigating computer crime which is resulting in delays of up to fi(...)

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